COVID-19 Information

Outdoor Pursuits is offering outdoor equipment rental services and day trips to Pacific students, and non-students. We ask that you review the other information, including the updated rental reservations, pick up, and return procedures, prior to making a reservation.

The list of available equipment and trips will be updated as we adjust to each phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, you can email us at, or call us at 503-352-2264.

We appreciate your patience with this situation, and hope that you are all able to stay active, spend some time in the fresh air, and maintain your health! If you have any questions about COVID-19 or how Pacific University will be functioning during this time, please visit the COVID-19 Response and Planning webpages.

Escape the Ordinary with Outdoor Pursuits

*Outdoor Pursuits will be closed all day on on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observance of Veteran's Day.* 

As the semester trundles on toward finals week, Outdoor Pursuits wants to remind the Pacific community to take breaks and utilize opportunities to get outside and get moving! There are plenty of ways students can do this, including renting gear from Outdoor Pursuits for a long weekend, borrowing a free cruiser bike to ride around town, or even simply taking a walk outside!

Outdoor Pursuits has an indoor rock climbing trip scheduled at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. This indoor excursion will certainly be warmer and dryer, plus just as much fun as a day out on the rocks! Transportation, gear and instruction is provided for this evening getaway. Grab a friend and reserve your space for Nov. 17, or both!

One of the last activities of the semester is the opportunity to create a paddle that can be used on the water during spring and summer. Plan, create, and carve your own greenland style paddle for sea kayaking at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. This is an all-day event where participants will learn and practice the techniques to carve their own paddle, with clear instruction from Joanne Barta and Don Beale. Register for this carving lesson and walk away with a custom handmade paddle, plus additional knowledge about wood carving and paddle building.

Swing by the Outdoor Pursuits office located at 2017 21st Avenue in downtown Forest Grove between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak to our fabulous staff, call us at 503-352-2264, or email us at

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021